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Re: D-I 20050331 installed ~400M?

On Fri, Apr 01, 2005 at 12:10:23PM -1000, Joey Hess wrote:
> Rainer Bendig aka Ny wrote:
> > D-I installed 0,4 GB on my box!! That's a lot to much for my routers i
> > want to setup the next days. (only 250M HDD).
> You probably let it install all packages of standard priority; the
> standard Debian system is aout that size. This is not a bug in the
> debian installer, it's arguably either a bug in the standard debian
> system for being excessivly large, or with debian policy for requiring
> that the standard system be installed by default.
> If you don't want all that, then don't choose to install it: In the task
> selector do not install any tasks. If you do not select manual package
> selection either, it will install no additional software beyond the base
> system that is installed by debootstrap (with a few exceptions). If you
> _do_ select manual package selection, aptitude will probably default to
> adding all standard priority software, but you can tell it not to.

just type 'Q' and confirm the Quit.

> FWIW, the feature that lets you skip installing the standard system was
> added after the release of rc3 of the installer. With the exception of
> woody, which had a bug, every debian release, and every d-i release has
> always installed the standard system by default.

A bug that is/was a nice feature.

Geert Stappers

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